ourcolorado CLASSIFIEDS TO ADVERTISE, CALL 303-566-4100 INSIDE .com REAL ESTATE CAREERS MARKETPLACE SERVICE DIRECTORY REAL ESTATE AGENT SPOTLIGHT OF THE WEEK What is the most challenging part of what you do? What is one tip you have for someone looking to sell a house? Amanda DiVito Parle This is a very deadline sensitive business so there is always Realize that your house is only worth what the current marABR,CDPE,CLHMS,CRS, SRES pressure to get things done. The long hours, evenings and weekend pull at your personal life so that is challenging, but it’s all about how well you balance your time. RE/MAX Alliance Main: 303-456-2111 Direct: 303-456-2117 www.TheDiVitoDreamMakers.com Amanda@AmandaDiVito.com What do you most enjoy doing when you’re not working? I love to sing and play tennis. I have a 20-month-old daughter Evelyn and so I like to spend my free time with her and my husband Ryan. During the summer, we like to go to the neighborhood pool and do cookouts and during the winter months, we love playing games and Sunday dinner with my family and going to Steamboat to ski. REALTOR® Where were you born? Steamboat Spring CO ket value will bring for your home. The old adage in real estate is that you do not make money when you sell a house you make money if you buy it at the right price. I also recommend that a certified home stager stage all homes before photos and hitting the MLS. What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy a house? Hire a competent agent to represent you…though it is easy to find houses online, it’s hard to negotiate and get through the storm of paperwork and deadlines without professional assistance. What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in Real Estate? We get to see it all! We have seen immaculate homes up to $2 and 3 Million that wow and impress, down to the shanty and stinky! The funniest/most unusual house was a time when I showed a 1975 brick ranch in Lakewood that was ALL original. It had near-perfect burnt orange shag carpet, which ran up the walls to the ceiling, pristine iron and orange stained glass light fixtures with swagged chains draped from the ceilings. There was this huge wet bar perfectly preserved from the 70’s with dark wood wainscoting and orange countertops… it was classic…the clients and I laughed and ooh’d and aww’d the whole tour. I will never forget it! How long have you lived in the area? 29 years What do you like most about it? Proximity to Denver, Foothills and Boulder How long have you worked in Real Estate? 10 years What is your specialty and what does that mean for the people you work with? Certified Residential Specialist, I only do residential sales-buying and selling, relocation, new construction and consultation. This is my bread and butter…what it means is that I am very good at what I love to do! Left to right: Tom Green presented Realtor of the Year award to me; The DiVito Dream Makers: Logan, Jerry, Amanda and Joe. WE BELIEVE ENERGY STAR IS JUST A STARTING POINT. WE ARE NEW TOWN BUILDERS. R MODEL NOW OPEN! We’re inspired by classic Colorado architecture and passionate about craŌsmanship. Yet we geek out on the latest technology and building techniques. The thicker walls in our high performance homes allow for 60% more money-saving insulaƟon than in a convenƟonal home, and our roof is 6 inches higher than a typical home, so we get 2½ Ɵmes MORE insulaƟon in the aƫc. This reduces heat loss, and more importantly, reduces your energy bill! BRAND NEW HOMES IN CASTLEWOOD RANCH! Margaret Sandel - 303.500.3255 Margaret.Sandel@newtownbuilders.com 7001 Weaver Circle, Castle Rock newtownbuilders.com Walking Distance to Schools! Semi-Custom Homes on One Acre Up to 4-Car Garages 3 to 7 Bedrooms, 2-1/2 to 4-3/4 Baths 2,887 to 3,576 s.f. Homes 2-Story Plans Main Floor Master Plans From the $400’s Price, features, specifications, availability and other terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.